The Narrator

Many women hide secrets in their lives, many women cannot talk about them and many conceal their experiences with childbirth, abortion or miscarriage. Is it a social taboo? A French performer Cécile Da Costa dances, sings and undergoes extreme physical strain in order to tell her intimate story. The Narrator is about a desire to express the inexpressible, The Narrator is about the memory of a body which cannot completely forget, The Narrator is about finding a dance language through which we communicate our emotions.

About the company

Spitfire Company is an artistic company that includes works of physical, visual and dance theatre. It is currently one of the most progressive ensambles of author theatre in the Czech Republic. The most important and characteristic aspects of the ensemble´s work are searching for an original physical language of each particular performance, emphasis on experiencing performer´s state of being that generates very present emotions, dealing with a human´s limitation and his/her existential situation.

International Awards: The Herald Angel Award (One Step Before the Fall, Fringe Edinburgh). Total Theatre Award (3 x shortlisted - One Step Before the Fall, Antiwords, The Narrator, Fringe Edinburgh). Outstanding Performance Award (The Voice of Anne Frank, Fringe Prague). Grand Prix Zdarzenia (Svět odsouzencův, Festival Zdarzenia).


Theatre / company

Spitfire Company

Czech title



Petr Boháč, Cecile da Costa


Petr Boháč


Cecile da Costa


Jan Śikl, David Kollar


Marc Olivé

Stage design

Petr Boháč

Costume design

Petra Vlachynská

Lighting design

JIří Šmirk

Sound design

Jan Śikl, David Kollar

Length of the performance

60 minutes

Stage area


Stage description

10 x 10 m

Number of travelling persons



English , French


Adult , Children


Award for best light design for Jiří Šmirk (Czech dance platform 2018), The best dancer for Cecile da Costa (Czech dance platform 2018), Nomination for Total Theatre Award (fringe Edinburgh 2017)


Tereza Havlíčková, Barbora Repická,